Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-04-13

It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.

Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!

"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."

Skill Comment We focused on Grade
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Hera was very distracted today during her loose lead walk. We did start on the grassy area/carpark but she kept not focusing/listening so we had to pull it back a bit and walk on the paved area which is less distracting. On the paved area she did much better but still would pull at the smallest distraction. Next time we'd like to build her loose lead under distractions so that she can still stay focused on the trainer with other dogs and people around. At home walk her in low distracting environments and focus on keeping her engaged. If she is not listening you will need to take a step back and find a less distracting environment until her skill is stronger. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For her second session we worked on Hera's muzzle using the size 4 muzzle. Hera was really good with it today, she put her nose into and didn't fidget while it was being done up. Once on she happily took treats (though still needs to learn that she can't just shove her nose into the treat). She only tried a few times to get it off but did come around next to the trainer for treats while it was on so she is progressing with moving around with it on without fidgeting too much. We also focused on lots of cuddles and head scratches while it was on and after it was taken off so that it's stays really positive for her. Next time we'd like to continue with the muzzle and have her start doing obedience skills with it on if she is tolerating it well. Keep up the great work with it at home, she has adjusted really well to wearing one. Focus: Conditioning A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her last session we worked on Hera's duration of her drop. Hera really struggles to stay in a drop even with minimal distractions. Before we can push her further with distractions she needs to stay in a drop until released. Hera did get up a few times at the start but her duration did improve over the session so that is great progress. She does have a tendency to break when she hears the marker "yes" so this is something to keep an eye on so that she is not rewarded as she breaks. Next time we'd like to see her break less and be more focused on staying in drop. At home practice having her in a drop and slowly increase the time she has to stay in it over several sessions. Focus: Duration C+

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A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well DoneĀ (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.

X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.

 

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